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Vigil in Dupont Circle to Remember Ft. Wayne Murder Victims

by Tim Regan March 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

Vigil photo from Facebook : Vigil for Fort Wayne Shooting VictimsA group of people will gather in Dupont Circle park tonight to pay their respects to the three Muslim Americans murdered in an “execution-style” shooting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, last week.

According to Vox, the three men — 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab — were found shot to death in a Fort Wayne house last Wednesday.

Despite the gruesomeness of the crime, news of the murders “barely caused a ripple,” reported Al Jazeera. The organizers of tonight’s vigil hope to change that.

“We, as a community, must stand in remembrance and for justice for our three slain brothers,” reads the vigil’s Facebook post. “We will be holding a candle light vigil in the center of Dupont Circle on Tuesday, March 1st, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please join us and invite your friends and family as we unite for Mohamedtaha, Adam, and Muhannad.”

During the vigil, attendees will light candles and hold a moment of silence, followed by remarks and statements from various members of the community and a reading from the Quran.

Attendees are asked to bring their own candles.

  • One of the three victims is reported to have been Christian

  • Current reports are that Mekki, et al, went to the house with a rather
    large sum of cash, and of a dice game gone bad. Other local FW ne’er-do-wells
    involved.

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